At the BISITE research group we are working on different projects aimed at improving agricultural activities through the application of technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and Blockchain; technologies which optimize the quality of processes and services. is a platform that guarantees the traceability and automation of data, offers endless advantages to farmers and other companies, as it provides access to real-time and historical data, makes predictions, classifications and simulations. Using artificial intelligence, it helps visualise areas that need to be improved and to propose new strategies.

The Sostvan project uses a large part of these technologies. It seeks to improve the sustainability of the suckler cow farming sector by applying different technological solutions. Rural-IOT is another project in the livestock sector, where we apply sensing and the Internet to improve agricultural production. Moreover, MilkMeter aims to optimize milk yields through the development of a measuring device. 

We are also working on solutions for the wine sector, CHAINWINES is one of them. It is a blockchain platform for the traceability of wine in order to guarantee quality in the production of high range wines. Meanwhile, IntelWine aims to develop and apply artificial intelligence to reduce the level of sulphites in the winery, while optimising the irrigation system in the vineyards, thus guaranteeing health and quality to consumers.

Among Smart Farming projects there is also PROMIoTOR, which focuses on sustainability in this sector. WiForAgri 2021 is based on a low-consumption and low-cost IoT module, supported by Edge Computing technologies for use in smart farming scenarios.

At the BISITE group, we are aware of the great benefits that technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things bring to us, especially if we can apply them in traditional sectors to create outstanding solutions.

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.